Livermore, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: If I get a parking citation while in a company vehicle do I have to pay? Can my employer take it out of my paycheck?

My company does not have policy on this. It's subjective. The ticket was against the vehicle not myself

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Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you parked illegally, you can be held responsible for paying for the violation. Your employer has no legal duty to pay for your fines associated with unlawful conduct. If the citation was for some kind of vehicle-related failure, such as fix-it tickets or no registration tag, then the employer who own the vehicle is legally responsible for payment of the ticket. In that situation, if you pay the ticket you would be entitled to reimbursement of the cost of the ticket, and to correct whatever problem caused the ticket to occur.

At no time can your employer take money out of your paycheck for anything other than legally required deductions for taxes, etc., or for deductions that you have given express written permission to take from the check.

Good luck to you.

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